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Spring Travels — Rome

Aaron flew home from Portugal, and I continued on for another 10 days — first to Rome, then to Hungary.  I had no specific itinerary in Rome.  I decided to go there next for two main reasons, (1) central location, … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Portugal, Porto and the Douro Valley

We flew from Barcelona to Porto, Portugal, as a base from which to explore the wines of the Douro Valley.  The physical beauty of the Valley, the proliferation of grapevines everywhere, and the quality of the wines were astonishing. I … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Spain

Aaron and I took off for Spain and Portugal in early March.  We had a few days in Barcelona, followed by three days in Priorat and Montsant, visiting wineries and the towns of Tarragona and Falset.  I won’t give you … Continue reading

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Before My Spring Travels

I was traveling in Europe for most of March and half of April, and I plan to tell you about food and wine highlights from there shortly.  But before I do that, let me throw in a few food/wine remembrances … Continue reading

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Catching Up — Food at Home in May

I have some catching up to do here.  About three months’ worth.  Forget chronological order.  When you get this far behind, it does not matter.  So I’ll begin with the most recent, with a few meals this past week. Barbara … Continue reading

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More Tidbits…

Year end was a busy time for cooking.  Learned how to make pure levain bread — no added yeast.  Made one version with whole grains, plus olives and walnuts. Puréed San Franciscano beans, topped with sautéed greens with salt and … Continue reading

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Tidbits from the Past Three Months

I’ve been AWOL (Away Without Leave — military jargon) from my blogging for three months.  You can attribute it to my teaching activities, the holidays, sheer laziness, or all of the above.  In any case, too much has gone by … Continue reading

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